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Pamela Gray, screenwriter of Conviction tells us about the shocking turn events since the project began


10 January 2011

It was my great pleasure to be able to talk to Pamela Gray, Screenwriter of Conviction, the amazing true story of housewife Betty Anne Waters who spent 13 years going back to school and then training to become a lawyer in order to fight for her brother Kenny Water's freedom after he was convicted for a murder he did not commit and for which he spent 18 years in prison for.

Pamela talks to us about working on Conviction for an incredible nine years, how moved she was getting to know Betty Anne and hearing her and Kenny's story and the wonderful journey re-telling it story took them on...

 

 

 

How did you get involved with Conviction, and was it a story you were already familiar with?

No I received a phone call from Tony Goldwyn who was the person who originally took my Screenplay for The Blouse Man which became the movie A Walk on The Moon. We had a great collaboration, he didn't come into that project planning to direct it, he wanted to produce it or possibly act in it but eventually he turned into the person that wanted to direct it. We always wanted to work together again, I would have listened to anything he called about, and it was such a phenomenal story.

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CONVICTION IS RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS ON 14TH JANUARY 2011

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